Hamish Stewart

Guitarist and Voice of the Average White Band

Hamish Stuart
composed, recorded and performed with:

Chaka Kahn
Aretha Franklin
Davis Sanborn
Diana Ross



Former PAUL McCARTNEY sideman









http://youtu.be/ov3rTI_f9OA (Москва)


"Pick Up the Pieces" is a song by the Average White Band from their second album, AWB. . It was the group's most successful song, and features one of the most recognizable grooves in funk music. When the album was released in the United States in October 1974, radio stations started to pick up on the song, and on 22 February 1975, it went to the top of the US singles chart and peaked at number five on the soul charts.After its US success, the song charted in the UK and climbed to number six. "Pick Up the Pieces" also made it to number eleven on the US disco chart. "Pick Up the Pieces" was covered by Blue Diamonds, EV Funk Alliance, Paloma Faith, (the) Jeff  McKinney trio, Phil Collins big band, Candy Dulfer to name but a few.


Hamish Stuart (born 8 October 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a guitarist, bassist, singer, composer and record producer.

Stuart had recorded a couple of singles with his first band, the Dream Police, before he was invited to join the recently formed Average White Band in June 1972. A member of AWB from 1972 to 1982, he went on to work with
Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and David Sanborn. He wrote Atlantic Starr's 1986 hit "If Your Heart Isn't In It" and songs for Smokey Robinson, Jeffrey Osborne, George Benson and Diana Ross.

Stuart joined Paul McCartney
’s band (where he switched between guitar and bass as necessary with McCartney) for McCartney's 1989 comeback album, Flowers in the Dirt, and appearing on several other albums and McCartney's world tours of 1989 and 1993.

After collaborating on numerous albums for other artists, he recorded his first solo album Sooner or Later in 1999, 17 years after leaving the
Average White Band (AWB), and which he released on his own record label, Sulphuric Records.

Apart from playing with his own group, the Hamish Stuart Band, and with his fellow Glaswegian guitarist and friend Jim Mullen, Stuart has also produced Gordon Haskell and the Swedish singer-songwriter, Meja.

In 2006, Stuart toured with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band
as bassist. He joined Starr again for the 2008 tour. In 2007 he produced and appeared as a guest vocalist on the album All About the Music by The AllStars collective.

He the curator of the annual mOare Music festival, along with partner Claire Houlihan and friend Tom Sutton-Roberts, held in the village of Oare Faversham, Kent. Moare Music is in its third year and goes from strength to strength. A small village with a big heart for li
ve music.



Average White Band

Show Your Hand (1973) (re-issued in 1975 as Put It Where You Want It)
AWB (1974)
Cut the Cake(1975)
Soul Searching(1976)
Person to Person(live) (1976)
Benny & Us (1977)
Warmer Communications
Feel no Fret
Cupids in Fashion

With Chaka Khan(1978)

Naughty (1980)
What Cha' Gonna Do for Me (1981)
Chaka Khan (1982)
I Feel for You (1984)

With Paul McCartney

Flowers in the Dirt (1989)
Tripping the Live Fantastic (1990)
Unplugged (1991)
Off the Ground (1993)
Paul is Live (1993)

Other recordingsUp -

Dick Morrissey & Jim Mullen (1976)
The Atlantic Family Live at Montreux (1977)
River of Love - David Foster (1990)
Sooner or Later (1999)
Jimjam - Jim Mullen (2000)
Real Live (2001)


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